Tuesday 1st April 1884.

 

A meeting of the Borough Council of Newtown was held on the above day at 7:30 PM pursuant to notice.

Present, the Mayor and Aldermen Peirce, Whateley, Goodsell, Gibbes, Boots, Neale and Hibble.

The minutes of the previous meeting were read and confirmed.

Correspondence:

1. From Mr Brock asking the Council to kerb and gutter in front of his new houses in Fitzroy Street about 100 yards and place a lamp in (illegible in minutes) of the avenue. Alderman Whateley moved, “that the placing of the lamp be referred to the Lighting Committee for report”. Seconded by Alderman Hibble and carried.

2. Copy of letter to the Honourable Secretary for Public Works stating that the area proposed to be laid with wood pavement in King Street was 18,000 yards and asking when the work would be commenced, and a reply acknowledging receipt of the same.

3. From Mr J. P. Wright offering to dedicate four feet of land for a lane at the rear of Simmons Street if the Council will kerb and gutter in front of his terrace in Ferndale Street. On the motion of Alderman Gibbes, the letter was received and the request complied with.

Reports:

Finance.

A report was brought up from the Finance Committee showing accounts paid under votes of appropriation amounting to £786/14/7 and recommending payment of accounts amounting to £87/19/5. On a motion by the Mayor, seconded by Alderman Gibbes, the report was adopted.

Specifications.

A report was brought up from the Specification Committee recommending: —

1. That the street cleansing for the current year be let in four contracts. The Enmore Ward be divided in two according to the boundaries described in the report and a plan submitted to be called numbers one and two contracts. Numbers three and four to comprise the Kingston and O’Connell Wards respectively.

2. That the specification of duties of the Inspector of Nuisances be postponed until next meeting of the Committee.

3. That tenders be invited for the above work for next meeting of Council.

4. That the printed specifications in use last be now adopted for the present year with the alteration making the O’Connell Ward gutters to be swept three times a week instead of twice.

After the several clauses had been adopted singly the report as a whole was adopted on the motion of Alderman Peirce, seconded by Alderman Boots.

Motions pursuant to notice:

1. Drainpipes in lane. Moved by Alderman Whateley, “that a sum of £181 be now voted for purchasing and laying 210 feet of nine inch drainpipes in lane adjoining Short Street”. Seconded by Alderman Gibbes and carried.

2. Pipe drain from Angel Street etc..

Moved by Alderman Whateley, “that the subject of the proposed pipe drain from Angel Street to Union Street via Harold Street be referred to a Committee of the whole Council, such Committee to meet on the ground on Wednesday afternoon 2nd April at 4:30 PM.

3. Withdrawn.

Miscellaneous business:

Alderman Goodsell called attention to an encroachment in Alice Street. The Mayor said it should be attended to on the morrow morning.

In reply to Alderman Hibble, the Mayor stated that the completion of the ashphalting in King Street should be proceeded with so soon as funds were available and that there was no charge made to persons opening the streets for the laying of pipes and that the removal of a lamp in Watkin Street would be considered by the Lighting Committee.

In reply to Alderman Whateley, the Mayor said he would have the silt pit in Raper’s paddock lowered as requested.

Alderman Goodsell said a crossing was very much needed at Lord Street and Edgeware Road.

Committee of the whole.

On the motion of Alderman Peirce, seconded by Alderman Gibbes, the Council resolved into a Committee of the whole for the purpose of opening and considering tenders for printing, horses and carts, day work and the removal of night soil.

Moved by Alderman Hibble, seconded by Alderman Boots, that the tenders be opened with open doors which was negatived.

The tenders were opened and considered in Committee and on the Council resuming, the Mayor brought up the following report recommending: —

1. That the tender of Mrs Madigan for supplying horses and carts at 11 shillings per day be accepted.

2. That the tender of S. E. Lees be accepted for the printing for the present year.

3. That the tender of Mr Miley be accepted for cleansing cesspits and the removal of night soil for the current year.

Signed J. F. Smith, chairman.

On the motion of the Mayor, seconded by Alderman Peirce, the report was adopted.

The business being concluded the Council rose.

Confirmed this 10th day of April 1884.

Signed J. F. Smith, Mayor.

 


 

Thursday April 10th 1884.

 

A special meeting of the Borough Council of Newtown was held pursuant to notice on the above day at 7:30 PM.

Present, the Mayor (Mr J. F. Smith) and Aldermen Pearce, Whateley, Goodsell, Boots, Gibbes and Neale.

Minutes:

The minutes of the previous meeting were read and confirmed.

Correspondence:

1. From Mr P. Keenan offering to pay the sum of 10 pounds towards the cost of filling up his land in Gowrie Street. Moved by Alderman Boots, seconded by Alderman Neale, “that Mr Keenan’s letter be received and his offer accepted”. Carried.

2. From Darlington Council asking the members of this Council to attend a conference at the Glebe Town Hall to be held on Monday 21st instant to consider a scheme for watering the streets with salt water. Moved by Alderman Boots, seconded by Alderman Neale, “that the letter be received and as many of the members of this Council as can make it convenient to attend to do so”. Carried.

3. From James Guy of Yaralla Street complaining of damage done to his land during the late heavy rains from the drain discharging it’s contents thereon etc.. Moved by Alderman Neale, seconded by Alderman Boots, “that the letter be received and referred to the Works Committee for report”. Carried.

4. From Marcus Clerk stating, “that since the laying of the pipe drain in King Street in front of his house the pavement had not been restored and asking the Council to do it at once”. Moved by Alderman Whateley, seconded by Alderman Boots, it was left in the Mayor’s hands to deal with.

Reports:

Pursuant to a resolution of Council, a report from a Committee of the whole Council was brought up upon the best means of draining from the intersection of Angel and Norfolk streets to Union Street as follows: — recommending that a double row of 18 inch drainpipes be laid on via James’ land and Harold Street to Union lane and from thence to Union Street via means of first-class kerbing and guttering, the above work to take precedence of any other work in Enmore Ward. On the motion of the Mayor, seconded by Alderman Gibbes, the report was adopted.

Alderman Gibbes presented a report from the Works Committee recommending, “that unless extra facilities were found for the efficient watering of a portion of King Street between Hordern and Bligh Street no watering rate be struck as against the rate payers for the now current Municipal year and moved that it be adopted”. Seconded by Alderman Goodsell and carried.

Motions pursuant to notice:

1. Drain, Angel Street to Union Street.

Moved by Alderman Gibbes, “that a sum not exceeding £550 be now voted to cover the cost of carrying out the recommendations of the Works Committee in re the pipe drain from Angel and Norfolk streets via Harold Street to Union lane”. Seconded by Alderman Goodsell and carried.

2. Drain pipes Newman.

Moved by Alderman Gibbes, “that one row of 21 inch pipes be laid across Newman Street at it’s intersection with the watercourse at a not exceeding £20”. Seconded by Alderman Peirce and carried.

3. Ferndale Street kerbing and guttering.

Moved by Alderman Gibbes, “that kerbing and guttering be completed in Ferndale Street at a cost not exceeding £50 contingent on Mr J. P. Wright’s dedication of certain land as promised”. Seconded by Alderman Neale and carried.

Committee of the whole, tenders, Street cleansing.

On the motion of Alderman Neale, seconded by Alderman Peirce, the Council resolve into a Committee of the whole for the purpose of opening and considering tenders were Street cleansing. In Committee the tenders were opened and considered and on the Council’s resuming the Mayor brought up the following report: —

Report of the Committee of the whole upon tenders for Street cleansing.

Your Committee have the honour to recommend that for the O’Connell Ward the tender of Mr H. Francis £17 be accepted.

For the Kingston Ward, the tender of Mr N. J. Halliday £15/15/0 be accepted.

For the Enmore Ward, contract No 2, the tender of Mr S Clarke £12 be accepted.

For the Enmore Ward No 1, the tender of Mr Daniel Doyle £12 be accepted.

Signed J. F. Smith, chairman.

On the motion of Alderman Peirce, seconded by Alderman Neale, the report of the whole Committee was adopted.

The business being concluded the Council rose.

Confirmed this 29th. day of April 1884.

Signed J. F. Smith, Mayor.

 


 

Tuesday 29th. April 1884.

 

A meeting of the Borough Council of Newtown was held on the above day pursuant to notice at 7:30 PM.

Present, the Mayor (Mr J. F. Smith) and Aldermen Pearce, Goodsell, Neale and Hibble.

The minutes of the previous meeting were read and confirmed.

Correspondence:

1. From the Council Clerk of the Glebe respecting a scheme for watering the streets of the suburban Boroughs with salt water stating that a preliminary meeting had been held on the subject at the Glebe when it was proposed to hold a further meeting at which definite proposals would be made and that if this Council was favourable to joint action to send representatives. On the motion of Alderman Peirce, seconded by Alderman Goodsell, the letter was received and it’s consideration made an order of the day for the next meeting (ordinary) of Council.

2. From Mr Bohrsmann asking the Council to ashphalt the footpath in front of his new shops in King Street. Moved by Alderman Hibble, seconded by Alderman Goodsell, “that the letter be received and Mr Bohrsmann informed that so soon as funds are available the work will be done”. Carried.

3. From the secretary to the Municipal Association asking the Council to urge upon it’s members for the electorate the necessity of using their influence with the government to increase the special endowment grant to 15 shillings in the pound. On the motion of Alderman Hibble and Neale the letter was received and the Clerk was instructed to forward a copy to each of the members etc..

4. From St Peters Council respecting the drainage in May Street and the Edgeware Road asking the Council and Works Committee to meet them on the ground at an early date to confer as to better means of drainage etc.. On the motion of Alderman Goodsell, seconded by Alderman Neale, the letter was received and referred to the Works Committee to arrange the time of meeting.

5. From the Camperdown Councillor stating that a petition had been presented from ratepayers in ground Street, Camperdown complaining of drainage from the vicinity of Raper’s panic and asking for a conference between two counsellors with a view to an improvement etc.. On the motion of Alderman Hibble, seconded by Alderman Goodsell, the letter was received and referred to the Works Committee to arrange for a meeting.

6. From I. Merrett asking the Council to lay kerbing and guttering in front of his house in Sloan Street and offering to pay 25 percent of the cost. On the motion of Alderman Neale, seconded by Alderman Goodsell, the letter was received and the request granted.

6. From W. Land complaining of the state in which his property had been left by the alteration of the levels in Wilson Street and asking the Council to remedy it. On the motion of Alderman Hibble, seconded by Alderman Neale, letter was received and referred to the Works Committee.

7. From Mr Mosely asking the Council to ashphalt the footpath in front of his property in Simmons Street and offering to pay half cost thereof. On the motion of Alderman Neale, seconded by Alderman Goodsell, the letter was received and the request complied with.

Reports:

A report was received from Finance Committee showing accounts paid under voted appropriation since last report amounting to £407/6/3 and recommending payment of accounts amounting to £224/8/1. On the motion of the Mayor, seconded by Alderman Neale, the report was adopted.

The Borough Treasurer and reported having received and paid into the bank the sum of £609/11/7; and issued cheques amounting £690/2/10 and that the overdraft at date was £4811/4/7. Received on the motion of Alderman Peirce, seconded by Alderman Neale.

The Inspector of Nuisances reported the amount of work done in his department during the past month. Received on the motion of Alderman Neale, seconded by Alderman Peirce.

The overseer reported calling attention to work necessary to be done in Camden Street to relieve the drain at Stacks also at the intersection of Lord Street and Edgeware Road. Received and referred to Works Committee for it’s consideration.

Motions pursuant to notice:

1. Fitzroy Street kerbing and guttering.

By Alderman Whateley. In the absence of Alderman Whateley it was moved by Alderman Hibble, “that a sum of £85 be now voted for laying of 170 yards of kerbing and guttering in Fitzroy Street, west side”. Seconded by Alderman Goodsell and carried.

2. By Alderman Whateley. Moved by Alderman Hibble, “that a sum of £5 be now voted for laying an open crossing at the intersection of Wilson and Bucknell streets”. Seconded by Alderman Peirce and carried.

In consequence of the valuers returns not being forthcoming the motions on the business paper for making the annual assessment were postponed.

Miscellaneous:

The Mayor referred to the correspondence with the Holt Sutherland Co re a depot for night soil etc. and the Clerk was authorised to write to the chairman of the company stating that on account of the inclement state of the weather there was only a bare quorum present, the matter would be better considered at the next ordinary meeting of Council.

Alderman Goodsell referred to the man state of the crossing at Lord Street and Edgeware Road, also that the kerbing required me removed from the intersection of Goodsell Street at King Street and native was necessary role house Street again.

Alderman Hibble referred to the man state of Wilson Street and thought it advisable to erect a view posts to keep the wheel traffic of the foot paths and asked the temporary repairs be made to the cars in Campbell Street pending vote for ashphalting.

Moved by Alderman Neale, “that this Council do now adjourn until 7:30 PM on Monday next, the fifth of May”. Seconded by Alderman Hibble and carried.

Pursuant to adjournment, the Council met at 7:30 PM on Monday the fifth May 1884.

Present, the Mayor and Alderman Boots, gives, Neale and Peirce.

On the motion of Alderman gives, seconded by Alderman Goodsell, the Council resolve into a Committee of the whole for the purpose of making an assessment upon all rateable property within this Borough.

In Committee the valuers returns were laid upon the table and were considered by the Alderman present.

On resuming, the Mayor presented the following report: —

Your Committee having had under consideration the valuers returns for the current Municipal year recommend that the said returns be referred back to the valuers, the same be unsatisfactory and that they be instructed to reconsider the same and remember forward again not later than Friday next and move that the adopted. Seconded by Alderman Peirce and carried.

At this period of the business, there not being a quorum present, the meeting lapsed.

Confirmed this ninth day of May 1884.

Signed J. F. Smith, Mayor.

 


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